The first trailer for Neighbors 2 just debuted online with the returning cast of Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Ike Barinholtz and Rose Byrne all back with another raunchy fraternity-sorority comedy, only 2 years after the first film was a complete commercial success, grossing over $270 million worldwide.
The premise for the sequel is very similar to the plot of the first film:
Now that Mac (Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a sorority even more out of control than Teddy (Efron) and his brothers ever dreamed of being.
Adding to the pain this time is the fact that the girls are, well, girls. “With the sorority girls, it’s like a glimpse into their daughter’s future, and it terrifies them,” actress Byrne said.
Also returning for the sequel are Dave Franco, Lisa Kudrow, Carla Gullo alongside the newcomers for the sequel including Chloe Grace Moretz, Selena Gomez and street comedian Billy Eichner.
In the trailer we see three hard-partying college students (Chloë Grace Moretz, Kiersey Clemons and Beanie Feldstein) feeling it’s unfair that fraternities are legally allowed to throw parties but sororities aren’t. To combat this terrible sexism, they start their own off-campus sorority—Kappa Nu—and vow to exercise their right to throw all the parties they want.
It is basically the exact same plot as the first movie (we have to get rid of our terrible, Greek-system neighbor) and even brings back the airbag joke but with a sorority twist.
“Maybe it won’t be that bad!” Mac tells his unamused wife. “Girls are usually quiet, they don’t take hard drugs, and they’re much smarter.”
Cue binge-drinking, clumsy pole-dancing, a passed-out sorority sister in the back of Rogen’s car who gets thrown out from his front windshield seconds later.
In another clip we see Rogen being attacked by a bunch of sorority girls in their bikinis as they rip off his clothes. He takes shelter in his car while Byrne tries to stop them with a hose only to make the situation more fun.
“They’re using their sexuality as a weapon!” exclaims Rogen.
To help them fight Kappa Nu the couple enlists Teddy, who, along with his fraternity brothers (they terrorized the couple in the first film) for help to reclaim the neighborhood and sell their home.
If he can infiltrate the sorority and charm his way through it, the thirty-somethings will shutter the Kappas’ home. But if they think that their neighbors are going down without a fight, they have severely underestimated the power of youthful ingenuity and straight-up crazy. But if they think that their neighbors are going down without a fight, they have severely underestimated the power of youthful ingenuity and straight-up crazy.
The sequel, directed by Nicholas Stoller, hits theaters on May 20. Stoller wrote the script alongside Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver produced the film, while O’Brien, Andrew Jay Cohen, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake executive produced.